Work-based Community Partnerships
At D.C. Everest, our goal is to ensure all students attain the academic, career and life skills they need to face the challenges — and embrace the opportunities — of the 21st Century. Collaborative partnerships with community members, businesses and organizations play a critical role in helping us accomplish that goal by helping us build ties between our schools, families, alumni and the community at large that broaden hands-on learning and career exploration opportunities available to our students.
Our community partners play a vital role in providing students with a variety of opportunities:
- On-site tours
- Job shadowing
- Community-based service projects
- Supporting out student-based enterprises
- Evergreen Enterprises
- DECA Depot
- Forest Cafe
- Everest Expressions
- Spirit Box
If your organization would like to explore the benefits of partnering with D.C. Everest, please contact:
- Community Service and Mentoring: Jenn Golbach, Room 322, Ext. 4326
- School-Based Enterprise: Aaron Hoffman, Room 120, Ext. 4120
- Internships and Job Shadowing: Rose Matthiae, Room 322, Ext. 4250
- Youth Apprenticeships: Rose Matthiae and Aaron Hoffman
- For Students with Disabilities: Julie Weller, Ext. 1253
Providing students with opportunities to gain hands-on job experience is a critical component of students’ secondary education within the D.C. Everest School District. Although those opportunities have been impacted by the COVID epidemic, that hasn’t stopped school psychologist Tami Mlodik and special education instructors Tiphany Schmidt and Jeremy Brandt, from creating new on-site career development options for special education students at the D.C. Everest Senior High by launching the Forest Café.
Each year, the Greenheck Group Innovation Expo showcases Greenheck engineering projects from the past year and celebrates the employees responsible for them. To engage with local students interested in engineering, Monica Kummerfeldt, Greenheck Fan Corporation Recruiting Manager, created a competitive student engineering component — inviting teams of students from area high schools to tackle an engineering project and present their work at the Expo.
As part of its Future Ready initiative, the D.C. Everest (DCE) Area School District is making a concerted effort to expand student work-based learning opportunities to help all students build a strong personal resume that showcases their academic performance, community service, workplace learning experience, co-curricular activities and collegiate or technical college credits earned.
Members of D.C. Everest DECA joined local business leaders for the South Area Business Association (SABA) Career Day on November 12. Each of the DCE students had the opportunity to spend a portion of their day with a SABA sponsor, learning about entrepreneurship, job skills critical to their career interests and educational requirements.